The availability of oral liquid formulations is important for some medical conditions in which precise dosing is imperative (i.e. when there is a narrow therapeutic window), or if the dose will need to be changed during the period of therapy (i.e. loading dosage, or a dose change due to the patient’s condition). In these cases, oral liquid formulations improve compliance and minimise the risks associated with inappropriate drug dosages.
Oral liquid formulations are also essential for children, who often experience difficulty swallowing tablets or capsules and for patients living with dysphagia, a common condition among older patients.